Sunday, 31 May 2015

Today in rock history 31st May

Sunday May 31st
1944 – Guitarist Mick Ralphs is born in Heresford, England. He is a founding member of Mott the Hoople, but leaves the group in 1973 to form Bad Company.
1948 – John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) is born
1961 – Chuck Berry opened an amusement called “Berry Park” near St Louis
1962 – The Beatles performed at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany
1969 – Jimi Hendrix appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine
1993 – Rocker Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea Hurley have their first child in Red Bank, N.J. They name their daughter Stephanie Rose.
1995 – Bob Dole blasts Hollywood, singling out Time Warner for “the marketing of evil” in movies and music. He later admits he hasn’t seen or heard much of what he’s criticized.
1999 – “Behind the Music,” VH1’s highest-rated original series, begins airing at 9 p.m. nightly. The broadcasts kick off with the premiere of “The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Behind the Music.”
2005 – The Salvation Army close Strawberry Field, a Liverpool children’s home which inspired the Beatles’ song, “Strawberry Fields Forever.”
2006 – A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York’s Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series “Storytellers,” which premieres a month later on the music channel.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Toda in rock history 30th May

Saturday May 30th
1943 – Jack Bruce of Cream is born
1955 – Clash drummer Nicky “Topper” Headon is born in Bromley, England.
1964 – Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) is born
1965 – The Rolling Stones played the final night of a US tour at the New York Academy of Music. During the afternoon the band recorded six songs for the Clay Pole TV show.
1966 – The Jefferson Airplane perform at a benefit for the Haight-Ashbury Legal Organization in San Francisco.
1968 – The Beatles kick off recording The Beatles double album by laying down 18 takes of “Revolution 1.”
1971 – At San Francisco’s Winterland Auditorium, 36 Deadheads have to be treated for hallucinations after ingesting apple drink at the venue. Not surprisingly, the drink was spiked with LSD.
1972 – Slade with Status Quo as support appeared at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Tickets priced at 65p.
1978 – Led Zeppelin begin Pre Production recording In Through the Out Door
1980 – Carl Radle, who played bass in Derek & the Dominos, dies from a kidney ailment at age 37.
1987 – The Beastie Boys rapper Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, is arrested in Liverpool, England, for allegedly assaulting a female fan during a riot at one of their gigs.
1987 – David Bowie kicked off his 87-date Glass Spider world tour at the Feynoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland.
1992 – Singers Paul Simon and Edie Brickell marry in Montauk, Long Island, N.Y.
1992 – The Black Crowes went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion’.
1996 – Bassist John Kahn, a bassist who played with Jerry Garcia, dies at the age of 48.
1997 – West Arkeen, who played guitar on Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion albums, dies
1997 – Neil Young cancels his European tour after cutting his finger open while slicing a ham sandwich.
2003 – Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington is hospitalized in L.A. for “severe back and abdominal pains,”
2007 – a leaked copy of the new White Stripes album ‘Icky Thump’ was played completely on Chicago’s radio station Q101-WKQX. Jack White personally called the US radio station from Spain, where he was touring, to voice his displeasure.
2009 – Ozzy Osbourne sued Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi for lack of royalty payments.

Today in rock history 29th May

Friday May 29th
1945 – Gary Brooker, leader of Procul Harum, is born in Essex,
1961 – Singer, songwriter and guitarist Melissa Etheridge is born
1972 – Paul McCartney releases his bizarre interpretation of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” as Wings.
1973 – Record executive Clive Davis is fired from Columbia for misappropriating $100,000. He later founded Arista Records and engineered Santana’s comeback with Supernatural.
1973 – Mike Oldfield releases his ambient masterpiece Tubular Bells or “That Weird Music in The Exorcist.”
1973 – Roger McGuinn performs his first solo gig at New York’s Academy of Music and confirms rumors that his band The Byrds is finished.
1984 – Bob Dylan holds a press conference in Sirmione, Italy, and hands out the set list for his current European tour.
1988 – Bob Dylan makes a guest appearance at a Levon Helm concert at New York’s Lone Star Cafe. The two perform “The Weight” and Chuck Berry’s “Nadine.”
1991 – In Ohio a truck sideswipes Steve Winwood’s tour bus. Stevie is unhurt.
1997 – Jeff Buckley drowns while swimming with a friend off Mud Island in Memphis.
1999 – The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour,
1999 – The body of Philip “Taylor” Kramer is discovered in a valley in Malibu, Calif. The Iron Butterfly bass player had been missing since 1995.
2003 – Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson’s new band Hookah Brown call it quits a mere six months after their first show.
2004 – Josey Scott of Memphis hard rockers Saliva marries Kendra at Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate.
2007 – a piano used by John Lennon on the night he died was put up for sale for $375,000 (£189,000) on The Moments in Time memorabilia website.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Timesweep 30th May

Timesweep 30th May
Part 1
1.  Deep Purple - Highway star
2.  Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown traffic
3.  Golden Earring - Radar love
4.  Queen - I'm in love with my car
5.  Bruce Springsteen - Cadillac ranch
6.  Tom Cochrane - life is a highway

Part 2
1.  David Lee Roth - Just like paradise
2.  Def Leppard - Armageddon it
3.  Cheap Trick - The flame
4.  Robert Palmer - Simply irresistable
5.  REM - Orange crush

Part 3
1.  Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy train
2.  The Police - King of pain
3.  Bon Jovi - Bad medicine

Part 4
1.  The Beatles - The night before
2.  The Beatles - No reply
3.  Rolling Stones - Get your kicks on route 66
4.  The Animals - Don't let me be misunderstood
5.  Them - Gloria

Part 5
1.  The Who - I can't explain
2.  The Yardbirds - For your love
3.  The Kinks - All day and all of the night
4.  Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone

Part 6
1.  The Band - Rag mama rag
2.  Fleetwood Mac - Sara
3.  Jefferson Starship - Miracles

Part 7
1.  Black Crowes - Remedy
2.  Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up around the bend
3.  Melissa Etheridge - Bring me some water
4.  Cream - I feel free

Part 8
1.  The Clash - I fought the law
2.  Bad Company - Feel like making love
3.  Led Zeppelin - Whole lotta love
4.  ZZ Top - TV dinners

Part 9
1.  Heart - Magic man
2.  ZZ Top - Sharp dressed man
3.  Spencer Davis Group - I'm a man
4.  Joe Jackson - Real men

Part 10
1.  Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple man
2.  Bob Dylan - Mr tambourine man
3.  Neil Young - Southern man

Part 11
1.  Nirvana - The man who sold the world
2.  REM - Man on the moon
3. The Beatles - Nowhere man


Brit Rock 30th May

Brit Rock 30th May
1.   Queen - One vision
2.   David Lee Roth - Californian girls
3.   Y&T - Summertime girls
4.   ZZ Top - Rogh boy
5.   Heart - Never
6.   Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - Out in the fields
7.   Motley Crue - Home sweet home
8.   Marillion - Lavender
9.   Dio - Rock and roll children
10. Dire Straits - Money for nothing
11. Focus - Sylvia
12. Fall Out Boy - Thanks for the memories
13. Green Day - Good riddance (time of your life)
14. Styx - Renegade
15. Rainbow - Kill the king
16. The Who - Who are you
17. Toto - Hold the line
18. Genesis - Follow you follow me
19. The Cars - Just what I needed
20. Neil Young - Four strong winds
21. Judas Priest - Hell bent for leather
22. UFO - Only you can rock me
23. Bob Seger - We've got tonight
24. The Sweet - Love is like oxygen
25. The Stranglers - No more heroes

Hour three and it's glam rock
1.   The Sweet - Ballroom blitz
2.   Slade - Cum of feel the noize
3.   David Bowie - Ziggy stardust
4.   T-Rex - Jeepster
5.   Roxy Music - Do the strand
6.   Suzi Quatro - If you can't give me love
7.   Hanoi Rocks - Up around the bend
8.   The Darkness - Friday night
9.   Alice Cooper - School's out
10. Geordie - Can you do it
11. Alvin stardust - Jealous mind
12. Wizard - Angel fingers
13. Sparks - The number one song in heaven
14. Mott The Hoople - All the way from Memphis
15. David Essex - Rock on

Today in rock history 28th May

Thursday May 28th
1910 – Born on this day, T- Bone Walker, US blues guitarist,
1917 – Born on this day, Papa John Creech – violinist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna
1945 – John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival is born in Berkeley, Calif.
1949 – Born on this day, Wendy O. Williams – singer with The Plasmatics,
1964 – The BBC received over 8,000 postal applications for tickets for The Rolling Stones appearance on Juke Box Dury.
1969 – Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull were arrested at their London home and charged with possession of cannabis, They were released on £50 ($85) bail.
1977 – Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers played together for the first time when they performed as part of Mike Howletts band, Strontium 90 at the Circus Hippodroms, Paris.
1977 – appearing at the Oakland-Alameda County Stadium in California; Heart, Steve Miller, The Eagles and Foreigner.
1982 – Promoter Bill Graham staged a special Vietnam Veterans benefit concert in San Francisco starring The Jefferson Starship, The Grateful Dead and Country Joe.
1983 – the four day US Festival ’83’ took place in California, featuring The Clash, U2, David Bowie, The Pretenders, Van Halen, Stray Cats, Men At Work, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks and Ozzy Osbourne. Over 750,000 fans attended the festival.
1988 – Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler married second wife Teresa Barrick in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1995 – Hootie & the Blowfish started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album charts with ‘Cracked Rear View’.
2003 – Paul McCartney announces that he and his wife Heather Mills are expecting their first child later in the year.
2004 – The Vines (“Get Free”) bassist Patrick Matthews walks out on the band halfway through the middle of the first song during a gig in Sydney, Australia.
2007 – The Police kicked off their 152 show Reunion Tour at General Motors Place in Vancouver, Canada in front of 22,000 fans.
2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored re-released today

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Today in rock history 27th May

Thursday May 28th
1910 – Born on this day, T- Bone Walker, US blues guitarist,
1917 – Born on this day, Papa John Creech – violinist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna
1945 – John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival is born in Berkeley, Calif.
1949 – Born on this day, Wendy O. Williams – singer with The Plasmatics,
1964 – The BBC received over 8,000 postal applications for tickets for The Rolling Stones appearance on Juke Box Dury.
1969 – Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull were arrested at their London home and charged with possession of cannabis, They were released on £50 ($85) bail.
1977 – Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers played together for the first time when they performed as part of Mike Howletts band, Strontium 90 at the Circus Hippodroms, Paris.
1977 – appearing at the Oakland-Alameda County Stadium in California; Heart, Steve Miller, The Eagles and Foreigner.
1982 – Promoter Bill Graham staged a special Vietnam Veterans benefit concert in San Francisco starring The Jefferson Starship, The Grateful Dead and Country Joe.
1983 – the four day US Festival ’83’ took place in California, featuring The Clash, U2, David Bowie, The Pretenders, Van Halen, Stray Cats, Men At Work, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks and Ozzy Osbourne. Over 750,000 fans attended the festival.
1988 – Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler married second wife Teresa Barrick in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1995 – Hootie & the Blowfish started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album charts with ‘Cracked Rear View’.
2003 – Paul McCartney announces that he and his wife Heather Mills are expecting their first child later in the year.
2004 – The Vines (“Get Free”) bassist Patrick Matthews walks out on the band halfway through the middle of the first song during a gig in Sydney, Australia.
2007 – The Police kicked off their 152 show Reunion Tour at General Motors Place in Vancouver, Canada in front of 22,000 fans.
2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored re-released today

Monday, 25 May 2015

Today in rock history 26th May

Tuesday May 26th
1942 – The Band’s Levon Helm is born in Marvell, Ark.
1948 – Stephanie Lynn “Stevie” Nicks (born on May 26, 1948, in Phoenix, Arizona)
1999 – The British punk revivalist band Manic Street Preachers refuse to play a concert to mark the opening of Wales’ parliament because Queen Elizabeth II is present. The Welsh group has vowed never to rock for the monarchy, considering it an outdated institution.
2000 – Former Motley Crue drummer and Methods Of Mayhem frontman Tommy Lee is sentenced to five days in jail for violating his parole. Lee, who logged four months of a six-month sentence behind bars in 1998 for kicking his wife, “Baywatch” actress Pamela Anderson, also saw his probation extended until May 2003.
2001 – appearing at Ozzfest, Milton Keynes Bowl, England were Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Tool and Papa Roach. Tickets cost £32.50 ($55.25).
2002 – The first episode of ‘At Home With The Osbournes’ was shown on MTV in the UK.
2006 – during his ‘On A Island’ UK tour David Gilmour appeared at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchesteron
2006 – Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale became parents when their baby boy Kingston James McGregor Rossdale was born.
2010 - LED ZEPPELIN’s Jimmy Page Talks About The John Bonham Story In New Audio Interview – He Was “Head And Shoulders Above Anyone Around Him”
2010 – Sum 41 had this bad news for fans: It’s unfortunate to say but we are forced to postpone some upcoming European Tour dates. Stevo was in a minor accident yesterday and is unable to get on a airplane to fly to Europe to perform.
2010 – LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – The good news for Stone Temple Pilots is that the band’s first studio album in nine years will be the highest debut on the U.S. pop chart next week. The bad news is that it will likely sell only 60,000-70,000 copies,

Today in rock history 25th May

Monday May 25th
1974 – Jim Morrison’s widow, Pam, dies of a drug overdose
1983 – This Day in Dio: Dio release their Holy Diver album
1988 – Frank Zappa must have had a great agent. Because he’s invited to perform during the opening night of the historic Reagan/Gorbachev summit in Moscow. But he also had lousy business sense. Zappa declined.
1997 – The day after his 56th birthday, Bob Dylan is admitted into a Los Angeles hospital with chest pains.
2000 – In Houston, Eddie Van Halen is tested for cancer at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The hospital says that the tests are routine, and that the guitarist is not ill.
2000 – Paul McCartney wins the ultimate accolade from Britain’s music industry when he is awarded the first Fellowship of the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters Award during the annual Ivor Novello awards in London.
2000 – The 21st annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards are webcast live via the House Of Blues website.
2003 – Mars Volta keyboardist Jeremy Ward is found dead of a suspected drug overdose at his Los Angeles home. He was 27.
2004 – Courtney Love pleads guilty to being under the influence of a controlled substance, a charge stemming from a 2003 arrest.
2004 – In a surprising move, Vermont-based jam band Phish announces that it plans to split following the conclusion of its summer tour in August.
2005 –  System of a Down top the American album charts with Mezmerize.
2007 – Wayne Fontana of the 60’s group, “Mindbenders”, was taken into custody today on This Day in Rock! Wayne admitted to pouring gasoline on a bailiff’s vehicle and setting it on fire.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Today in rock history 24th May

Sunday May 24th
1941 - Bob Dylan born today
1963 – Guitarist Elmore James, who influenced blues boom bands like Fleetwood Mac, dies in Chicago from a heart attack. More than 400 blues musicians attended his funeral.
1964 – On The Ed Sullivan Show tonight, the Beatles appear in a previously taped performance of “You Can’t Do That” from the set of A Hard Day’s Night.
1964 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Love Me Do,” The Beatles.
1965 – John Lennon publishes his second volume of prose, A Spaniard in the Works, in England.
1968 – Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull are arrested on charges of marijuana possession.
1979 – Patrons looking to buy tickets to Genesis’ benefit show at L.A.’s Roxy are surprised to find the band itself manning the box office. Proceeds from the show go to local hospitals.
1982 – Jefferson Starship, the Grateful Dead, Boz Scaggs, and Country Joe McDonald play San Francisco’s Moscone Center to raise money for the Vietnam Veterans Project.
1982 – Drummer Topper Headon leaves the Clash
1988 – OU812 (Van Halen) is released this day
1991 – Byrds co-founder and Rock `n’ Roll Hall of Fame member Gene Clark dies of a heart attack at the age of 46.
1998 – In an official ceremony backstage prior to Van Halen’s show at the CoreStates Spectrum, Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell proclaims May 24th Van Halen Day in Philadelphia. Each member of the band is given a personalized replica of the Liberty Bell.
1999 – An online audience watches David Bowie write and record the song “What’s Really Happening” in a Webcast.
2004 – Bruce Springsteen’s lawyers shut down an online auction of what purports to be the Boss’ birth certificate.
2005 – Rock act Motley Crue files suit against NBC, arguing the network violated the group’s free speech rights and hurt its concert and album sales.
2005 – Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne put the Beverly Hills house that featured in their reality hit The Osbournes up for sale.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Today in rock history 23rd May

Saturday May 23rd
1934 – Robert Moog, inventor of the synthesiser, is born
1946 – Born on this day, Daniel Klein, bass, J Geils Band,
1947 – Born on this day, Bill Hunt, Electric Light Orchestra,
1963 – The Beatles, touring with Roy Orbison, performed at the Odeon Cinema, Nottingham, England.
1967 – Pink Floyd went into the studio and recorded ‘See Emily Play’, the group’s second single and written by original frontman Syd Barrett.
1970 – Paul McCartney’s debut solo album, ‘McCartney’, started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.
1970 – The Beatles album ‘Let It Be’ started a three week run at No.1 on the UK chart,
1970 – The Grateful Dead gives its first performance outside the U.S., a four-hour set at the Hollywood Rock Festival in the U.K.
1971 – Iron Butterfly breaks up.
1973 – Jefferson Airplane were prevented from giving a free concert in Golden Gate Park when San Francisco authorities passed a resolution banning electronic instruments. The group later wrote ‘We Built this City’ about the ban.
1974 – George Harrison announced the launch of his own record label, ‘Dark Horse
1975 – Led Zeppelin started a three night run at Earl’s Court, London, England. Tickets cost £1 ($1.70) – £2.50 ($4.25).
1978 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off their 117 show Darkness Tour at Shea’s Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.
1979 – Tom Petty files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The filing is partly the result of a dispute with Petty’s record label, which had been purchased by MCA.
1980 – Saxon and Tygers Of Pan Tang kicked off a 22-date UK tour at Bristol Coliston Hall. Tickets, £2.00-£3.00.
1987 – The Beastie Boys and Run DMC opened their UK tour in London.
1991 – photographer Michael Lavine took what would be the publicity shots for Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album at Jay Aaron Studios in Los Angeles.
1992 – a statement issued by Freddie Mercury’s attorneys stated that Mercury had bequeathed the majority of his estate (£10 million/$17 million) to his long-time friend Mary Austin.
2000 – “Binaural,” Pearl Jam’s long-awaited sixth studio album hits U.S. store shelves.
2000 – Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins announces that the Seattle-based rock group will officially break up at year’s end.
2010 – The Rolling Stones re-release, “Exile On Main Street”,

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Today in rock history 22nd May

Friday May 22nd
1950 – Bernie Taupin is born
1954 – Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) has his bar mitzvah.
1958 – Jerry Lee Lewis Arrives in London with his 14 year old bride
1962 – Jesse Valenzuela, Gin Blossoms, is born
1965 – The Beatles hit No. 1 with “Ticket To Ride” on the US charts
1966 – Bruce Springsteen, at age 16, begins his songwriting career in the back of a ’61 Mercury en route to a recording studio. He and George Theiss, the lead singer in the Boss’ first band, the Castiles, co-write “That’s What You Get” and “Baby I.”
1971 – The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” Hit No. 1 Today in the US
1976 – Paul McCartney’s Wings “Silly Love Songs” hit No. 1 in the US singles chart
2002 – Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm’s tour bus is involved in a highway crash in Spain, resulting in the Deaths of the hired bus driver and injuries to the band and crew.
2003 – The songwriters of the year crown goes to British band Coldplay at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards, the music industry gongs that celebrate composers.
2006 – Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev are awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden.
2009 – White Stripes drummer Meg White marries Jackson Smith
2011 – The end of the world was Heralded in today when Spinal Tap’s drummer, Butch Bangin’, spontaneously exploded today which started a chain reaction that began with all drummers, then all musicians, then bankers, then preists,

Timesweep 23rd May

Timesweep 23rd May
Part 1
1.  Bob Seger - Hollywood nights
2.  Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Dani California
3.  Eagles - Hotel California
4.  Billy Joel - Say goodbye to hollywood

Part 2
1. Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
2.  Pink Floyd - Time
3.  The Quireboys - 7 'o' clock
4.  The Who - 5.15
5.  Joe Walsh - Rocky mountain way
6.  stevie Ray Vaughan - Superstition

Part 3
1.  Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire
2.  The Kinks - Shangri la
3.  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee
4. Elton John - Bennie & the jets

Part 4
1. J Giels Band - Freeze frame
2. ELO - 10538 overture
3. Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone

Part 5
1.  Jackson Browne - Running on empty
2.  The Who - Who are you
3.  Rolling Stones - Beast of burden

Part 6
1.  Edger Winter Group - Frankenstein
2.  Spinal Tap - Stonehenge
3.  Saxon - Wheels of steel

Part 7
1.  Rolling Stones - Tumbling dice
2.  Van Halen - When it's love
3.  Dio - Holy diver

Part 8
1.  Quiet Riot - Cum on feel the noize
2.  Slade - How does it feel?

Part 9
1.  T-Rex - Get it on
2.  The Hollies - Long cool woman in a black dress
3.  David Bowie - changes
4.  The Doors - Riders on the storm

Part 10
1.  The Who - Baba 'O Reilly
2.  Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee
3.  Rod Stewart - Reason to believe

Part 11
1.  Deep Purple - Stormbringer
2.  Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven
3.  Carole King - I feel the earth move

Brit Rock 23rd May

Brit Rock 23rd May

1.   U2 & BB King - When love comes to town
2.   Eric Clapton & BB King - Riding with the king
3.   Bon Jovi - Dry county
4.   Def Leppard - Rocket
5.   Europe - Rock the night
6.   Joseph Bridge - Brenda & The Breadheads
7.   Billy Idol - Save me now
8.   Queen - Save me
9.   Whitesnake - Burn
10. Whitesnake - Stormbringer
11. Cinderella - Somebody save me
12. Nelson - Someone like you
13. Nelson - You're all I need tonight
14. Nelson - Back in the day
15. Nelson - Only time will tell
16. Rick Nelson - Garden party
17. Nelson - Rockstar
18. Nelson - (Can't live without your) love and affection
19. Bad English - When I see you smile
20. The Babys - Isn't it time
21. Heart - There's the girl

And it's an hour of progressive rock for hour three
1.   Marillion - Assasin
2.   Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond
3.   Rush - Limelight
4.   Muse - Knights of Cydonia
5.   Asia - Face on the bridge
6.   Rarebird - Sympathy
7.   Jethro Tull - Cross eyed Mary
8.   Magnum - On a story teller's night
9.   Barclay James Harvest - Mockingbird

Today in rock history 21st May

Thursday May 21st
1943 – Born on this day, Vincent Crane, keyboards, The Crazy world of Arthur Brown,
1943 – Born on this day, John Dalton, The Kinks,
1943 – Born on this day, Hilton Valentine, guitar, The Animals,
1955 – Born on this day, Stan Lynch, drums, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers,
1963 – The Beatles, recorded record two BBC radio programs at the Playhouse Theatre in London.
1971 – UK rock group Free announced that they were splitting up.
1973 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Frankenstein,” The Edgar Winter Group.
1979 – Elton John started a tour of Russia, the first Western star ever to do so.
1980 – Joe Strummer of the Clash is arrested at a Hamburg, West Germany, show after smashing his guitar over the head of an unruly audience member.
1980 – five Jimi Hendrix Gold discs were stolen from The Electric Ladyland studios in California.
1981 – Reggae star Bob Marley is buried with state honors in St. Ann’s, Jamaica.
2000 – Scott Weiland, lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and model Mary Forsberg, are wed in Los Angeles.
2001 – U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family.
2007 – former singer with Creed, Scott Stapp was arrested at his Florida home and charged with assault. The 33-year-old was held without bail following the charges, which related to a domestic assault.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Today in rock history 20th May

Wednesday May 20th
1944 – Joe Cocker (John Cocker) is born in Sheffield, England.
1947 – Born on this day Steve Currie, T Rex,
1960 – The Silver Beetles consisting of John, Paul, George, Stu Stucliffe and Tommy Moore play their first tour
1966 – After waiting for John Entwistle and Keith Moon to show for a gig at the Ricky Tick Club in Windsor, England, Roger Daltrey and Pete grab the drummer and bassist from their opening act and proceed to play the night. Keith and John finally arrive in the middle of the set. Harsh words and a fight proceeded until it ended with Pete hit Keith with  his guitar. John and Keith quit the band for a week.
1968 – On returning from India, The Beatles tape 23 new songs on George Harrison’s 4 track on This Day
1969 – Led Zeppelin begins a 3 day recording session at A&R Studios
1970 – The last Beatles film, “Let It Be,” premieres in London.
1972 – T Rex Has No. 1 in the UK on This Day in Rock Music History! Metal Guru tops the chart in the UK…
1979 – Elton John plays Leningrad and becomes the first Western solo pop star to tour the Soviet Union.
1992 – Hard rock group Aerosmith donates $10,000 to support “Corporal Politics,” a controversial art exhibition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1995 – Don Henley married model Sharon Summerall. Guests included Billy Joel, Randy Newman, Sheryl Crow, Sting, Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen.
1997 – U2 caused traffic chaos in Kansas City, Missouri after they paid for traffic control to close down five lanes so they could shoot the video for ‘Last Night On Earth’.
1998 – Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward takes ill and is hospitalized in London. Ward was to join the band for its first European tour since 1978.
1998 – Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is sentenced to six months in jail and three years’ probation for kicking his soon-to-be ex-wife, onetime “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson, as she holds their infant son.
2006 – Heavy metal monsters Lordi became Finland’s first ever Eurovision Song Contest winners after their song Hard Rock Hallelujah won in Athens.
2013 – Ray Manzarek of The Doors died on this day

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Today in rock history 19th May

Tuesday May 19th
1945 – Pete Townshend, lead guitarist/songwriter of the Who, is born in London.
1947 – Greg Herbert of Blood Sweat & Tears is born
1960 – Alan Freed is indicted for accepting Payola
1965 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Ticket to Ride,” The Beatles. It is the first Beatles single to feature Paul McCartney on lead guitar.
1979 – Eric Clapton marries George Harrison’s ex-wife, Patti Boyd. Harrison, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney are among the musicians who perform at the wedding reception.
1984 – On this day, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon has been on the American charts for 10 years solid.
2000 – At Joe’s Pub in New York, former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft debuts a host of tracks from his forthcoming solo album, “Alone With Everybody.”
2000 – Folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary celebrate their 40th year together with a U.S. tour that kicks off with a three night stand in Las Vegas.
2000 – The Allman Brothers announce that founding guitarist Dickey Betts will not be a part of the veteran Southern rockers’ summer tour. In a statement, the band says, “sadly, there are creative differences.”
2000 – Three ex-members of the Dead Kennedys are awarded approximately $220,000 in damages after a San Francisco jury finds that band leader Jello Biafra (real name Eric Reed Boucher) failed to pay them back royalties or to promote their catalog.
2012 – Van Halen postpones over 30 concert dates in the US

Monday, 18 May 2015

Today in rock history 18th May

Monday May 18th
1911 – Big Joe Turner is born in Kansas City,
1942 – Albert Hammond, who wrote the meteorologically misleading “It Never Rains in Southern California,” is born in London. He also wrote “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” for Starship with Diane Warren.
1949 – Keyboardist Rick Wakeman of Yes is born in London.
1949 – William Wallace, Guess Who, is born
1963 – Bob Dylan duets with Joan Baez on “With God on Our Side” at the Monterey Folk Festival.
1963 – The Beatles begin their third U.K. tour supporting Roy Orbison. By the end of the 21-date tour, the fast-rising band was the headliner.
1964 – David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on the BBC show A Degree of Frost.
1966 – It’s Bruce Springsteen’s first day at a recording studio as the Castiles (of which the Boss is a member) cut their song “That’s What You Get.”
1968 – The Doors, the Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Country Joe & the Fish, and Taj Mahal all play the Northern California Folk Rock Festival.
1969 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Get Back,” The Beatles.
1979 – Journey host The Midnight Special, with special guests the Jacksons and Herbie Hancock.
1982 – Joe Strummer reappears after fleeing the Clash and moving to Paris for a month. He claims his disappearance was due to exhaustion and doubts about his career.
1993 – Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS are given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2003 – Aussie rockers INXS play a gig at a Singapore restaurant to prove the country is safe despite the outbreak of the deadly SARS virus.
2005 – Dave Matthews Band top the album charts with Stand Up, while Weezer’s Make Believe debuts beneath the jam rockers at No. 2.
2011 – Roger Waters performs “The Wall Live” in London at the 02 Arena

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Today in rock history 17th May

Sunday May 17th
1948 – Prog-rock drummer Bill Bruford is born in Sevenoaks
1963 – The Monterey Folk Festival opens with Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary, and Pete Seeger
1963 – In England, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Little Richard appear on the same bill for the first time.
1965 – Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor is born today in Mercer, Pa.
1968 – Wonderwall, a psychedelic film with soundtrack by George Harrison, premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.
1969 – Chicago release their double debut album, Chicago Transit Authority
1975 – Elton John picks up a platinum disc for Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. The album is the first to sell a million copies on its first day of release.
1975 – Mick Jagger needs 20 stitches in his hand after putting it through the window of a restaurant in Montauk, N.Y.
1980 – Drummer Peter Criss left Kiss and was replaced by Eric Carr
1981 – Appearing at Bingley Hall, Stafford, England, Whitesnake
1987 – A fire sweeps through Tom Petty’s Encino, Calif., mansion, causing a million dollars in damage.
1989 – Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman’s first Sticky Fingers restaurant opened in London.
1989 – At the Cannes Film Festival, Roger Daltrey announces that he intends to pursue the study of Chinese medicine.
1990 – Nirvana played the last date of a North American tour at the Zoo in Boise, Idaho. This was Chad Channing’s final gig with the band, drummer Dave Grohl replaced him in Sept
1992 – A sore throat forces Phil Collins to abandon a Genesis gig in Tampa, Fla., after only two songs.
2003 – Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland is arrested after police stop him for driving without lights shortly before midnight in L.A. Cocaine and heroin is found in his car.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Today in rock history 16th May

Saturday May 16th
1946 – Born on this day, Robert Fripp, King Crimson,
1947 – Born on this day, Darrell Sweet, Nazareth,
1953 – Born on this day, Richard Page, Mr Mister,
1964 – Born on this day, Boyd Tinsley, violinist, Dave Matthews Band,
1986 – Guitarist Robert Fripp married one time punk singer Toyah
1986 – Caitlin O’Riordan of the Pogues marries Elvis Costello in Dublin, Ireland.
1987 – David Crosby married his long time girlfriend Jan Danceon
1999 – Jean Davis, co-founder of the Glastonbury Festival dies of cancer. He is 60. The festival, first staged in 1970, grew into one of the leading outdoor events in Britain.
2004 – Alicia Keys, Andrea Bocelli and Carlos Santana perform at the We are the Future concert at Rome’s Circus Maximus
2006 – Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI’s 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.
2010 – RIP- Ronnie James Dio
2011 – Celebrated rock band ‘TOTO’ will perform a rare concert at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday 26th June, 2011.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Today in rock history 15th May

Friday May 15th
1951 – Dennis Fredericksen (Toto) is born
1953 – Mike Oldfield is born in Reading, England.
1965 – The Byrds release their first single, “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Written by Bob Dylan.
1967 – Paul McCartney visits the Bag O’ Nails club in London to see Georgie Fame perform. The same night he meets Linda Eastman for the first time.
1968 – At a press conference, Paul McCartney and John Lennon say they’ve ended their association with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1970 – In the new releases section of the local record store is the self-titled debut from the mighty Black Sabbath.
1970 – A Pink Floyd concert at London’s Crystal Palace is so loud it kills fish in a nearby lake.
1971 – Paul McCartney releases his album Ram.
1971 – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: Four-Way Street US LP is no. 1 chart topper
1974 – Ahmet, son of Frank Zappa and bald MTV host, is born.
1974 – Bill Wyman releases the first solo album by a Rolling Stone, Monkey Grip.
1975 – Fleetwood Mac debut their new lineup in El Paso, Texas. It’s the first incarnation of the band that includes Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and John and Christine McVie.
1976 – Rolling Stones: Black and Blue US LP is the no. 1 chart topper
1980 – Sex Pistols film The Great Rock and Roll Swindle released.
1981 – John Lydon with his band Public Image Ltd get booed offstage at New York’s Ritz Club on This Day in Rock. Lydon, a former Sex Pistol, posed behind a screen while his band shadow synced to a tape… how completely opposite from Punk.
1982 – Asia US LP by the band with the same name is the no. 1 chart topper
1994 – Singers Sting and Nancy Wilson receive honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
1995 – Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland is arrested in Pasadena, Calif., on charges of drug possession.
1997 – Courtney Love sold the Seattle mansion she shared with Kurt Cobain
2000 – Sweden’s King Carl XVI presents Isaac Stern and Bob Dylan each with the Polar Music Prize at Stockholm’s Berwaldhallen venue.
2001 – Megadeth release their tenth album The World Needs a Hero, their first on new label Sanctuary.
2004 – Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder plays a surprise five-song solo set at Seattle’s Showbox club,
2005 – Nine Inch Nails hit No.1 on the US album chart with “With Teeth”

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Today in rock history 14th May

Thursday May 14th
1943 – Bassist Jack Bruce of Cream is born today in Lanarkshire, Scotland.
1955 – “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley & the Comets first enters the top 40.
1962 – Ian Astbury, the wolf child of the Cult, is born in the badlands of Heswall, England.
1963 – Behind the Music star – and we do mean “star” – and Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1964 – London Records prepares giant promotion – ‘Watch Out USA Here They are! The Rolling Stones! They’re great! They’re outrageous! They’re rebels! They sell! They’re England’s hottest – but hottest group!’
1966 – Mike Inez, Alice In Chains, Ozzy Osbourne, is born
1968 – Paul McCartney and John Lennon make a guest appearance on The Tonight Show to announce the creation of Apple Corps.
1976 – Keith Relf of the Yardbirds dies of electrocution at the age of 33.
1988 – Atlantic Records’ 40th anniversary celebration at New York’s Madison Square Garden sees the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited with John Bonham’s son Jason on drums.
1990 – Appearing live at the Mayflower, Glasgow Lenny Kravitz on his first UK tour.
1993 – Sold at a sale at Christies, London, four ‘Super Hero’, Costumes worn by the group Kiss, for £20,000.
2003 – Oh no! Former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton says his band Mr. Bungle “is over.”
2008 – Metallica kicked off a 26-date North American and European tour at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

Timesweep 16th May

Timesweep May 16th
Part one
1. Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the devil
2. Pink Floyd - Another brick in the wall
3. Them - Baby please don't go
4. Paul McCartney - Live and let die
5. Strange Fruit - All over the world tonight
6. ACDC - You shook me all night long

Part two
1. Letters To Cleo - I want you to want me
2. Van Halen - Humans being
3. Bob Seger - Against the wind
4. The Beatles - I should have known better
5. The Beatles - I'll be back
6. The Band - Stage fright

Part three
1. Rush - Tom Sawyer
2. Catatonia - Mulder & Scully
3. Crash Test Dummies - Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
4. Dire Straits - Romeo & Juliet

Part four
1. Pink Floyd - See Emily play
2. Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant disguise
3. Bllack Sabbath - Paranoid

Part five
1. Black Sabbath - Heaven and hell
2. Kiss - Heaven's on fire
3. The Doors - Love her madly

Part six
1. Allman Bros. Band - Midnight rider
2. Small Faces - Ogden's nut gone flacke/afterglow of your love
3. Spencer Davis Group - I'm a man
4. Billy Squier - The stroke
5. Kiss - Beth

Part seven
1. J Giels Band - Love stinks
2. Cream - White room
3. The Cult - She sells sanctuary
4. Mike Oldfield - To France

Part eight
1. Nazareth - My white bicycle
2. The Who - You better you bet
3. T-Rex - Get it on

Part nine
1. Lenny Kravitz - Are you gonna go my way
2. David Bowie - Miracle goodnight
3. Manic Street Preachhers - Scream to a sigh

Part ten
1. Spin Doctors - 2 princes
2. Radiohead - Creep
3. Meatloaf - Rock and roll dreams come true

Part eleven
1. Aerosmith - Cryin'
2. Pearl Jam - Daughter
3. Billy Joel - Lullaby (goodnight my angel)

Brit Rock 16th May

Brit Rock 16th May
1.   The Beatles - The night before
2.   The Beatles - No reply
3.   Rolling Stones - Get your kicks on route 66
4.   The Animals - Don't let me be misunderstood
5.   Them - Gloria
6.   The Who - I can't explain
7.   The Yardbirds - For your love
8.   The Kinks - All day and all of the night
9.   Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone
10. Mona Lisa Twins - When we're together
11. Mona Lisa Twins - This boy is mine
12. Mona Lisa Twins - Blackbird
13. Mona Lisa Twins - Won't you listen now
14. Paul McCartney - Every night
15. Prelude - After the goldrush
16. Heart - Magic man
17. ZZ Top - Sharp dressed man
18. Spencer Davis Group - I'm a man
19. Joe Jackson - Real men
20. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple man
21. Bob Dylan - Mr tambourine man
22. Neil Young - Southern man
23. Nirvana - The man who sold the world
24. REM - Man on the moon
25. The Beatles - Nowhere man
26. Allman Brothers Band - Rambling man

Hour three anbd we continue our connections theme
1.   Bob Dylan - Rainy day women
2.   Travelling Wilbury's - handle with care
3.   Grateful Dead - Touch of grey
4.   Steve Miller Band - The joker
5.   The Clash - Should I stay or should I go
6.   White Stripes - 7 nation army
7.   The Easybeats - Friday on my mind
8.   Gary Moore - Over the hills and far away
9.   Joan Jett - I hate myself for loving you
10. Lita Ford - Kiss me deadly
11. Ozzy Osbourne - Goodbye to romance
12. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the light
13. Girlschool - Race with the devil

Toda in rock history 13th May

Wednesday May 13th
1945 – “Magic” Dick Salwitz of the J. Geils Band is born in New London, Conn.
1966 – Darius Carlos Rucker, lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish, is born in Charleston, S.C.
1966 – The Kinks record “Sunny Afternoon.”
1966 – The Rolling Stones release the future No. 1 “Paint It Black.”
1970 – The Beatles documentary Let It Be premieres in New York.
1971 – Jefferson Airplane call a halt to recording their latest album after Grace Slick crashes her Mercedes in San Francisco.
1983 – Iron Maiden unleash Piece of Mind.
1985 – Bruce Springsteen marries actress Julianne Phillips in Lake Oswego, Ore. They divorce in 1989.
1993 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler and Barry White lend their voices to the season finale of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” The episode, “Krusty Gets Kancelled,” marks White’s second “Simpsons” guest appearance.
2004 – Courtney Love pleads not guilty to assault charges, then holds a press conference in the Manhattan Criminal Court ladies restroom. She is alleged to have hit a fan over the head with a mic stand during a New York club show.
2004 – KISS’ Gene Simmons comes under fire from the Australian Muslim community after branding the Islamic culture “vile” in a Melbourne radio interview.
2007 – Brian May was under 24-hour security watch after a deranged man announced he was setting off to murder him – then disappeared.
2011 – Rolling Stone Magazine voted “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan as the best ever song.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Today in rock history 12th May

Tuesday May 12th
1946 – Born on this day, Ian McLagan, keyboards, Small Faces,
1948 – Steve Winwood is born in Birmingham, England.
1950 – Billy Squier, Rock Star, is born
1954 – Barry Borden, drummer, Molly Hatchet, is born
1958 – Born on this day, Eric Singer, drummer, Kiss.
1963 – Bob Dylan is invited to appear on TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show,” but refuses when he is forbidden to sing “Talking John Birch Society Blues.”
1967 – Pink Floyd play London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, one of their first concerts to experiment with quadraphonic sound. The band composes a song for the Games for May event, which later becomes “See Emily Play.”
1968 – Jimi Hendrix is busted for hashish and heroin at the Canadian border. He says the drugs were planted, and the charges are later dropped.
1970 – The Grateful Dead release Workingman’s Dead.
1971 – Mick Jagger and Bianca Perez-Mora marry in St. Tropez, France.
1979 – In San Francisco, Jefferson Starship play another free concert, this time introducing new singer Mickey Thomas. He’s the guy you hear on Starship classics like “We Built This City.”
1983 – MeatLoaf files for bankruptcy.
1990 – Former Eagles Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Timothy B. Schmit play together at a Los Angeles rock ‘n’ roll convention.
2000 – Thieves steal the gates to Liverpool, England’s Strawberry Fields. The children’s home inspired the John Lennon song. A scrap dealer later turns in the gates to the police.
2006 – Sum-41’s guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh announces he is leaving the band to pursue a metal direction with his band Brown Brigade.
2006 – Guns N’ Roses actually show up and play a gig at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The first of four shows features six new songs from the long-awaited Chinese Democracy album.
2008 – Neil Young gets a spider named after him
2010 – Rocker Scott Weiland refuses to feel bitter about his dismissal from Velvet Revolver, insisting he wishes his former band mates “all the best.”
2011 – Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill married Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Today in rock history 11th May

Monday May 11th
1935 – Kit Lambert, who helped introduced the Who’s Pete Townshend to the mod phenomenon as the band’s manager, is born. He also produced albums like The Who Sell Out and Tommy.
1941 – Eric Burdon of The Animals is born in Tyneside,
1947 - Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks is born in Jacksonville,
1963 – The Beatles’ debut album, Please Please Me, tops the English albums chart.
1964 – The Rolling Stones are refused lunch at a hotel in Bristol, England, because they are not wearing jackets and ties.
1965 – The Byrds first appear on nationwide TV, singing “Mr. Tambourine Man” on Hullabaloo.
1967 – The Beatles cut “Baby You’re a Rich Man” at Olympia Studios. It’s the first time they’ve recorded outside of Abbey Road.
1967 – Jimi Hendrix hits UK chart with The Wind cries Mary.
1970 – The Who release Live at Leeds. The Beatles release their single “The Long and Winding Road.” Both compete in the shops with the Woodstock soundtrack.
1972 – In a TV interview with Dick Cavett, John Lennon says he thinks the FBI is tapping his phone as part of a plan to have him deported from the U.S.
1975 – Gregg Allman, a future Mr. Cher, appears on her TV variety show.
1977 – Iggy Pop releases ‘The Idiot’ and it hits #30 in the UK and #32 in the US. The album is produced by David Bowie.
1979 – Bob Dylan begins sessions for his album Slow Train Coming at the Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama.
1995 – Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunite for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, Texas, the late blues guitarist’s hometown
2003 – Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57.
2005 – Nine Inch Nails’ With Teeth debuts at No. 1, and a rare smile cracks Trent Reznor’s face

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Today in rock history 10th May

1965 – The Rolling Stones begin recording their “Out of Our Heads” album at Chess Studios in Chicago.
1966 – A year after returning to her home state of Texas from San Francisco, Janis Joplin heads west again. She was summoned by Chet Helms, a friend who is now managing Big Brother & the Holding Company.
1967 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards appear in court on charges of drug possession in Chichester, England. They plead not guilty and elect to go to trial. The same day, fellow Rolling Stone Brian Jones is arrested on charges of unlawful possession of drugs.
1968 – Jim Morrison of the Doors incites an audience riot during a Chicago concert, then escapes backstage as the crowd battles with police.
1969 – Led Zeppelin debuts on the UK album charts at no. 6
1969 – The Who debut the Tommy tour in Detroit Michigan
1969 – The Moody Blues started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘On The Threshold Of A Dream’
1970 – David Bowie won the Ivor Novello Award for “Space Oddity” on This Day in Rock! Voted “Best Original Song”
1974 – Eric Clapton records “I Shot the Sheriff.”
1974 – A party to celebrate the launch of Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label at Los Angeles’ Bel Air Hotel ends with the guests tossing food and chinaware at one another.
1974 – The Who sell out Madison Square Garden in eight hours
1985 – The Go-Go’s announce their breakup.
1986 – Drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue marries actress Heather Locklear.
2000 – Courtney Love is among those participating in the Million Mom March on Washington, D.C. Love is campaigning on behalf of gun control.
2006 – Great White tour manager Daniel Biechele is sentence to four years in jail after pleading guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter. In February 2003, a fire at a nightclub set off by the metal band’s pyro killed 100 people.
2011 – The Cars release ‘Move like this’ on CD